EmpowerMT believes that safe communities start with safe schools and supported, empowered, young people. All programs will be offered virtually for the 2020-2021 academic year and, as always, are FREE to the community. To register, please follow this link: https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/_kvJNJhmZeD36Z0dSoJ_jA We can’t believe that that July has come and gone, Every July we would have gathered at Camp Paxson. […]Read More
In addition to the new Middle School Camp, EmpowerMT will have our 11th annual High School Youth Leadership Development Camp. The camp will take place over the course of three days and two nights. We hope to provide the students, staff, and community members that attend our camp with the skills, knowledge, and confidence […]Read More
Empower Montana is excited to announce our next step in empowering youth leadership! This summer, EmpowerMT’s Youth Leadership Camp: Middle School Edition continues our mission of building safe and inclusive schools communities in the Flathead and Mission Valleys. The goal of Camp is to to empower and inspire students, staff, and community members to be […]Read More
Dear Empower Montana Supporters, As we reflect on our first full year after changing our name to Empower Montana, we are reminded of the value and urgency of our work. . There has been a dramatic rise in racism, homophobia, religious intolerance and other harmful violent acts across our state. Empower Montana has been able […]Read More
We are excited to be piloting a group for youth in 4th through 7th grade who identify as LGBTQ+ or want to learn more about supporting their peers. Empower Montana currently runs an LGBTQ+ high school group called Youth Forward. Youth Forward was founded by a group of high school students who wanted a supportive […]Read More
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You’ve likely heard that a campaign has begun to put an initiative on the ballot that targets transgender Montanans. This initiative would force people to use the bathroom that aligns with the gender on their original birth certificate. This discriminatory effort to attack the safety and dignity of Montana’s transgender community is repulsive and degrades […]Read More
This summer EmpowerMT will continue to partner with Missoula County Public Schools and other surrounding school districts to empower a group of students, staff, and community members to be change makers in their schools and communities. EmpowerMT is a leadership development organization focused on ending mistreatment, correcting systemic inequalities and strengthening communities across Montana through […]Read More
As you all may know, EmpowerMT is doing a spring campaign focusing on youth empowerment! Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support this work and to raise awareness about issues facing youth in our community. We will officially launch April 15th at our annual Diversity Day Celebration and it will wrap up May 5th […]Read More
Staring April 15th EmpowerMT will be celebrating youth empowerment! Our goal is to raise $12,000 to support this work and to raise awareness about issues facing youth in our community. We will officially launch the campaign April 15th at our annual Diversity Day Celebration and it will wrap up May 5th at the end of […]Read More
March 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EPIC is a youth leadership club offered after school for middle school-age youth. EPIC has been empowering young leaders in the Missoula community since 2003! The EPIC program seeks to break isolation and build allies across group lines, understand the causes of oppression, strengthen the connection to school through mentorships, and increase skills & confidence in diffusing conflict. Epic meets each Tuesday afternoon from 4-5 pm.
March 3, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Youth Forward is a weekly group for LGBTQ+, Two Spirit, & gender diverse youth to connect with peers, discuss issues relevant to their lives, explore identity, and learn more about the ever-expanding LGBTQ+, Two Spirit, & gender diverse community and how other identities intersect. (Be You Crew is a mentorship opportunity for youth, ages 9-13, to join Youth Forward on the last Wednesday of each month. Be You Crew was formed after recognizing the need for a space where elementary and middle school-aged youth can explore gender identity and sexual orientation and develop allyship skills.)
March 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
EmpowerMT is committed to developing youth leaders and values creating an authentic representation of our constituencies at all levels of the organization. In order to achieve these objectives, EmpowerMT created YAC. EmpowerMT staff, youth, & volunteers select outstanding youth from all of EmpowerMT’s programs with diverse backgrounds and experiences to create the perfect team each year. YAC serves as liaisons between EmpowerMT youth programs and the Board of directors.